Eustis Estate

Harbor at Sunrise

Unknown artist
France, 1860–80
Oil on panel
13 1/8 x 11 in.
Gift of Dorothy S. F. M. Codman

Although we cannot confirm its maker, whose initials appear at lower right, this painting deserves admiration for the lively brushstrokes that animate dozens of clouds in the sky, and also the waves on which sunlight gleams. It has long hung at the Codman Estate in Lincoln, Massachusetts—home to Edward Darley Boit’s Dinard scene in this gallery. Might this also depict Dinard, a place meaningful to the Codmans? Compare the hilltops and skylines with Boit’s painting in this gallery.